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Inside an Inbred Family: The Whitchers were critical and snarky

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The disturbing behavior of one of America’s most well-to-do families, based in West Virginia, is exposed after a filmmaker visits them in their dingy home.

Producer Mark Laeta highlighted The Whittakers – who he remembers barking at people, communicating through grunts and often running away when people try to talk to them.

Laita released a 12-minute short film describing his encounters, and said the inbred family was like something out of the 1972 thriller Deliverance.

He first got to know the West Virginia family in 2004 when he took pictures of them and decided to come back years later to get to know them better in 2020.

In a podcast interview with the Concrete Podcast, Laita recalled her most bizarre moment with the family.

“I got out of control,” he said. There are these people walking around with their eyes going in different directions and they are barking at us. And (that) one guy, you’d look him in the eye or say whatever, and he’d scream and run away and drop his pants around his ankles.

The Whittakers are America’s most intermarried family revealed by film director Mark Laeta in his 12-minute short film Inbred Family-The Whittakers. Pictured: Whitakers

Mark Laeta first became acquainted with the Odd, West Virginia family in 2004 when he took pictures of them and returned years later to get to know them better in 2020 - when he started photography.

Mark Laeta first became acquainted with the Odd, West Virginia family in 2004 when he took pictures of them and returned years later to get to know them better in 2020 – when he started photography.

Laita mentions his innate family buildup, especially with family members named Ray, Betty, Kenneth, Ray, Timmy, and Lauren.

The first time he approached them was in the early 2000s when he initially met the “protection” neighbors with a shotgun.

“They don’t like people coming to make fun of these people,” Laita said on the podcast.

At the time, Laita wanted to take pictures of the Whittakers for his book “Created Equal.” The book tells stories about diverse cultures in the United States.

While he wasn’t welcomed at first, he was eventually allowed to take some shots and even give some to the family.

One of the director’s most recent videos from 2021 showed the dilapidated conditions of a family living in a small house crammed with animals.

Laeta said he came home on a whim to see how the family was doing. Then he decided to pick up his iPhone and take pictures of their “poverty level” and their living conditions.

The family appears to spend a lot of time on the front porch where they have a couch, armchair, and other household belongings.

Note that Whitaker had various health problems and that some were only able to communicate with grunts.

In one scene, Laita asks Betty why she thinks her family has so many abnormalities. You didn’t know.

He pushed the question further as he specifically asked Kenneth why their eyes weren’t facing forward. He replied, “It may be coal mining.”

Laita told former podcaster Joe Rogan that the inbred family line began with first cousins.

The family lives in Odd, West Virginia in poor conditions.  Many share a home with several dogs and wear worn clothes

The family lives in Odd, West Virginia in poor conditions. Many share a home with several dogs and wear worn clothes

Laeta said he came home on a whim to see how the family was doing.  Then he decided to pick up his iPhone and take pictures of the

Laeta said he came home on a whim to see how the family was doing. Then he decided to pick up his iPhone and take pictures of their “poverty level” and their living conditions. Pictured L to R: Betty, Ray, and Lauren

It appeared in Laita's video that the family did not know that their genetic problems were caused by inbreeding.  They also cannot remember much about their parents or other family members

It appeared in Laita’s video that the family did not know that their genetic problems were caused by inbreeding. They also cannot remember much about their parents or other family members

Videos of the Whitakers family showed Laita asking them about their education and schooling. Only one seems to have graduated from high school, Timmy.

Lauren and Ray seemed unable to just talk. Other family members had to speak for them.

according to Discover MagazineInbreeding can lead to various side effects, including “decreased cognitive abilities and muscular function, decreased height and lung function, and an overall increased risk of disease.”

The family did not know that their genetic problems occurred due to inbreeding, according to what they told the director. They also cannot remember much about their parents or other family members.

To help improve Whittaker’s living conditions and make home improvements, Laita previously created a file GoFundMe In 2022 it has since raised $46,433.

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